Page2: BENEATH THE BALCONY
Balcony and Beneath 1995-2005
April 1995, in front of the balcony (white trellis and planks). The old Darwin-tulips flowering, some daffodils too - and Azalea.
Left: In front of the balcony the 3 Azaleas were planted.
Right: Azalea 'Anna Bella' + 'Cecil'
Summer 1995. In front of the Balcony Yngve has dug up the big hollow - he has got idea to build a pond, but he gave up that later - it seemed to be too much complicated..
Yngve´s garden started just here, in front (beneath) of The Balcony on the kind of backyard, faced south. The very first bushes were planted the late autumn 1994 there . The bed 'Beneath The Balcony' there was a raised bed with.. nothing.
Two Spiraeas were later transplanted behind of the
'Rosarium' and it occurred later that it was already on the site belonged to Yngve's neighbor, Helge. But Helge was quite contented with having the beautiful flouring bushes he could see from his house, build up about year 2000
At the very beginning some ordinary bushes were planted in front of the balcony (south-faced side of house) in late November 1994 - Forsythia x Intermedia Spectabilis, 2 plants Spiraea cineria 'Grefsheim', Cotoneaster horizontalis, and Chaenomeles sp. There was already an old raised bed, covered with wild grasses and weeds.
Left: Rhododendron praecox, uses bloom very early for climate of Sweden, but year 1996 it was late, picture is from 1 June. In the middle: May - The red bush that is Cercidiphyllum japonicum, very beautiful bushy tree. It has red foliage in spring and orange-red in fall. They say that leaves smell fresh bread, but I never felt it!
Right: The foliage in October 2005
Far left and far right: Phlox paniculata, year 1996 and 1997. Middle left: self sown Clarkia elegans, and middle right: Malva alcea, mostly self sown as well.
Left:Tamarix tetrandra in first bloom, next door.. a potato plant, and the birdbath between. I had not another place to plant one.. Middle: Phlox paniculata white and.. self sown tomato! Both pics year 1996. Right: 1997, mostly Astilbe of 3 colours and behind - Clarkia elegans and Phlox paniculata, not yet in bloom.
Left: 1996, the beginning of my herb-garden, Origano with yellow and white-variegated foliage.
Right: 1997, Tamarix pruned, and next door - Mentha gracilis variegata, very fragrant. And bird-bath.
Left: Year 1996, Phlox paniculata in bloom, also plants of Cosmos bipinatus 'Sonata' that is also on the next door picture. Right: 1997, Cosmos 'Sonata' pink, to the right on the same pic - var. 'Candy Strip'.
July 1995. Yngve has filled the hollow with a big volume of soil. The rose 'Sommerwind' was planted already in the spring. Here already in bloom, There are also plants of Solidago Vilgauera that I do not like and I have got rid them to my neighbor..
Left: Year 1997, Dicentra spectabilis blooms, you see also Delphinium 'Dwarf Heavenly Blue' and birdbath I made of concrete and Astilbe in foreground. In the middle: self sown Clarkia elegans; right - Salvia hormini 'Claryssa' and Forsythia intermedia Spectabilis behind. The yellow flowers they are.. Taraxacum officinalis. I thought they matched to Salvia..
Left: Year 1998, the spring landscape. You can see Rhododendron praecox (also on the pic to the right), the Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Forsythia x intermedia Spectabilis and Narcissus 'Semper Avanti'. The second pic in the middle: Azalea, that died next years and its name disappeared. Right: the birdbath and Fothergilla major - first time blooming.
Below left: 1998, tulips Darwin Hybrids the oldest bulb on the Yngve's garden.
Left: spring 1998, a foliage of Cercidiphyllum japonicum to the left of birdbath and pruned down Tamarix tetrandra. Also a lot of self sown Myosotis palustris.
Below right: 1998, beautiful Delphinium 'Dwarf Heavenly Blue' and the rose 'Duftwolke'.
They both disappeared later, I am afraid..
Right: 1998, the beautiful rose
'Golden Wings' and Salvia nemorosa, mauve and white. Salvia disappeared already next year! A pity.
Left and right: 1998, October - Cercidiphyllum japonicum, this yellow is Tamarix tetrandra.
Middle: 1998, October - Cotoneaster horizontals
The spring pictures of the raised bed in front of the balcony, year 2000.
Left: Cercidiphyllum japonicum, this yellow is Forsythia x intermedia Spectabilis.
Right: Rhododendron praecox blooming very abundant. Entirely mysterious why it died one of the next years.
Spring 1999, Darwin tulips and Alyssum saxatilis in full bloom.
Spring 2000, left: Azalea 'Annabella, very fragrant; right: Dicentra spectabilis Album, Forsythia and Alyssum saxatilis in the background
Typically for Gothenburg, came snow some days in late October 1997. Below - Cotoneaster with its berries under snow cover. Observe some mysterious white, circular spots!
This is the only one White Christmas I have ever seen in Gothenburg - in 2001
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Cosmos 'Sonata', 19 October 2001
Cosmos 'Daydream', 19 October 2001
Year 2002. Left: Chaenomeles japonica in May - in late fall comes yellow fruits, good only to make a aromatic liquor with vodka! Middle: beneath the balcony you can see white Phlox paniculata, very abundant flowering! Right: Salvia officinalis and Lavendula angustifolia, with Thymus vulgaris between. There are more herbs behind.
Just beneath the balcony I planted some climbers - the lilac-coloured Clematis alpina (May 2002) replaced the Polygonum baldschuanicum that suddenly died. I wonder why, but Clematis died as well next year! I sow every year also an annual climber, Tropaleum 'Moonlight' (August 2002) that used to look into among plants on the balcony!
The annual aster, Callistephus chinensis, August 2002
Phlox paniculata and Callistephus chinensis, August 2003
Phlox paniculata and Callistephus chinensis, 2 August 2003
The rose 'Sommerwind' , a little suppressed by Forsythia just behind! 24 August 2003
Tropaleum 'Moonlight' I sew again next year on the same spot, here 2 August2003
Malva Thunbergii I grew with seeds and Juniperus chinensis Pfitzeriana Compacta, 2 August 2003
The spring again! 2004 this time. Azalea 'Annabella' has got very many flowers (left), next door to the Phlox that is without flowers yet. Next two pics show that both Cercidiphyllum japonicum and Forsythia are much taller than years before.
Azalea 'Annabella' is incredible busy flowers producer. Every year I believed that is exceptional, but now I could see on the pictures that so magnificent blossom is in fact every year! Here in May 2004
Left: Unusual form of Lunaria, L. annua alba Variegata. It uses to bloom very early, but picture is taken in May 2004
The harmonic (despite a big contrast) couple again, year 2005! Forsythia in especially abundant blossom. Beneath - Alyssum saxatilis
Still year 2004, June. All the garden uses to be in white bride attire - they are always self sown.
Year 2004 again, July, Lavendula angustifolia that thrives obviously very much on the spot.
June 2005. What's that??
fancy! That is Digitalis purpurea, self sown, a mutation! Last to the left - the same flower.
October 2005. Left:The dwarf flower of Calliste-phus chinensis
October. The Hosta sieboldiana that I drew from seeds myself, in fall dress. Left - 2004, right - 2005.
28 October 2005. The Cercidyphyllum japonicum
Above there were the last pictures on the area 'Beneath the Balcony' I have taken. Next year I fell ill and could not even visit the garden several months. Year 2007 in March Yngve has passed away. His former wife who livs now in the house and children completely neglect the garden and you can say that it does not exist any more.
Pictures in the years before 2001 were still made with analog camera, Minolta Riva. In the winter 2001 Yngve has bought the new, digital camera, Olympus Camedia 860L. First I was afraid using it, but since July I had tried make pictures with the new camera. After first not perfect result I started understand my camera better and pictures I made were better and better. In 2003 as a Christmas present I have got from Yngve newest Olympus 750 UZ . It was rather complicated to use and I had to learn much. In course of time I started making very beautiful pictures.
But my happiness was short. I have left the camera in the garden just before it started raining and I forgot at all about it during three days, because it rained.. on my camera. The camera was totally destroyed. My son tried to repair it and he succeeded almost, but some parts in camera was rusted totally. Camera is working, but without ZOOM. I gave it to my son and returned to my first, very simple Olympus C860L without zoom but with MACRO. Pictures are not bad really.